The Fabia is Skoda’s best-selling model next to the Octavia and has sold more than 3-million models as of 2015. To keep a ball that large rolling at full momentum, Skoda found it necessary to redesign the Fabia for the 2015 model year. For the third generation, the Fabia has evolved into a car that sits lower and wider and has shed even more weight compared to its predecessor. On the outside, the car has wider headlights and a wide air dam to go with a sleek side profile and a more squared rear end. Inside, the car has a wide feel to it, with more passenger space and increased cargo room. There is a new infotainment system based on VW’s MIB technology that brings smartphone connectivity via Mirrorlink and SmarGate connectivity protocols – a first for any Skoda. Under the hood, there is a choice of 2 gasoline engines tuned to deliver between 59 horsepower and 1098 horsepower and one diesel engine that delivers 88 horsepower or 103 horsepower. Not bad for a small hatchback.
We would like to see better interior materials as well as a better fit and finish, but the car starts out below $17,000 so at that price point, you can only expect so much. The competition is strong too, with models like the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Up, and a handful of other tiny hatchbacks that anxiously compete for the title of best seller in this competitive segment. As the story goes, Skoda hopes that the new Fabia will continue to be a big seller like the first- and second-gen models, from an initial standpoint, it looks like it Skoda might be in some luck. Be that as it may, check out the full review below to see how it competes in its very competitive market.
Read on to learn how Skoda has kept the Fabia fresh.
Skoda is celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the Monte Carlo Rally and the 110th year anniversary of the brand’s motorsport efforts with the launch of the special edition Fabia Monte Carlo Edition. This new version made its first public appearance at Rallye Monte Carlo back in January and has now been introduced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
While we’re not completely enamored with these type of cars, we do have to give the boys over at Skoda some serious love for the way they designed this special edition Fabia.The powertrain may not be on the powerful side, but Skoda certainly makes up for it by designing the special edition Fabia with a very nice red and black two-tone finish, highlighting an aggressive rally-inspired exterior that completely masks the subdued engine under its bonnet.
It may not be the fastest car out of the block, but for a car that you can take to the city for some nice, little joy-riding, the Skoba Fabia Monte Carlo is about as good an option as any B-car segment vehicle.
Details on the Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo after the jump.
Skoda’s 2010 IRC Championship win may not have gotten a ton of headlines from the press, but it certainly hasn’t stopped the automaker from releasing a special edition Fabia RS that was created to celebrate the automaker’s title win in the IRC, or as some folks would call it, the breeding ground and stepping stone towards the more famous WRC.
For their special edition vehicle, Skoda decked the Fabia RS with a Rally Green exterior paint with racing livery all around it and stickers taken from the official championship-winning S2000 rally car. There’s also the addition of a white roof to complement the Rally Green body color, as well as a set of 17-inch alloy wheels to finish off the dazzling look of special edition Fabia RS.
As for performance, Skoda gave the car a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 177 horsepower and 184 lb/ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission that accelerates from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 139 mph.
The special edition Fabia RS IRC has yet to be given a price tag by Skoda, but according to the company, the model will only come in limited quantities with only 200 units being built.
Press Release after the jump.
Skoda has decided to turn the Fabia hatchback into a little racer with the addition of a new Race Package that includes two-tone exterior paint, a dynamic-looking body kit, white 17-inch alloy wheels, and a sport suspension.
The body kit includes a new front spoiler, roof spoiler, diffuser, and chromed tailpipes. As standard, the roof is painted in white, while the rest of the body is in Corrida Red, but Skoda is also offering "Blue Storm" and "Black Magic pearl effect" exterior paints.
The Race-Package is available on the 68HP 1.2-liter for the starting price of €15,560 (about US$19,000) and the 85HP 1.2-liter TSI version for the starting price of €16,810 (approx. US$20,500).
Skoda has just revealed at the Geneva Motor Show their Fabia Sports Design Concept, a preview of a future vRS version for the successful Fabia. According to a Skoda spokesman, the future vRS will be "somewhere between the Sports Design and our S2000 rally car in looks." The production version is expected to debut in 2010.
The Sport Design Concept features a two-tone color scheme both in and outside the car, black alloy wheels, a unique front and rear bumper (complete with diffuser), a dark chrome surround for the grille and blacked out headlights.
A production version will be powered by a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline unit from the Volkswagen family. This would replace the turbo diesel mill currently in action.
Skoda revealed today the 2009 Fabia Scout, a model that will make its world debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Sales will begin in Europe this May.
The new Fabia Scout will be offered with a choice of four engines: two petrol units (1.4 litres, 86 HP, fuel consumption 6.5l/100km and 1.6 litres, 105 HP, fuel consumption 6.9l/100km – the latter will also come with a six-speed transmission) and two diesel engines (1.4 litres, 80 HP, fuel consumption 4.6l/100km and the top-class 1.9-litre engine offering 105 HP and a fuel consumption of 4.9l/100km).
Press release after the jump.
The new generation Fabia hatchback made its world debut in 2007 at the Geneva Motor Show. With both the passenger and luggage compartments sized generously, this five-door small-class vehicle is even roomier that its predecessor. The shape is very typical of the Skoda brand – it certainly guarantees the new Fabia a unique position in the market and shows clearly that the new vehicle is a member of the Škoda family.
The new generation of Fabias is again one of the foremost representatives of the small car segment. It offers plenty of room not just to the driver and front seat passenger, but also passengers in the rear. Once again, the car can also boast of a very generous luggage area.
The Fabia has grown longer (3992 mm) and taller (1498 mm), and again is one of the largest in the supermini car segment. The dynamic and confident front section of the car clearly testifies to the fact that it is part of the Škoda family and a particularly close relative of the Roomster, a model with which it shares most parts – from the original headlights all the way down to the mudguards.
A three-cylinder 1.2 HTP engine is available with power outputs of 44 kW or 51 kW and comes equipped with a main catalytic converter and two lambda sensors. The four-cylinder 1.4 16V/63 kW and 1.6 16V/77 kW engines have two catalitic converters and two lambda sensors. All engines include an on-board EOBD self-diagnostic device.
The range of diesel engines is comprised of two three-cylinder 1.4 turbo diesels with power outputs of 51 kW and 59 kW, and one four-cylinder 1.9 TDI PD/77 kW. All engines meet the emissions limits imposed by the EU 4 standard. Diesel particulate filters (DPF) are also available for both of the more powerful engines.
Full details after the jump.
Skoda UK launched today the Fabia BlueLine special edition. It is offered with both gasoline and diesel engine priced at £9,990 and £11,450 respectively. We won’t bother converting the prices because Skoda has no plans to sell the cars in the U.S.
The Fabia BlueLine is painted in Pacific Blue paint combined with a white roof. it comes with lowered suspensions and 15-inch alloy wheels. Under the hood there is a choice of two engines: a 70HP 1.2-liter petrol (gas) engine and a 80Hp 1.4-liter turbo diesel.
Inside the VW Polo clone is offering the ’Magic’ upholstery, climate control air conditioning, a glasses storage compartment and storage boxes under the front seats.
Skoda has unveiled a new addition to its Fabia line-up: the Sport. It will sit atop the supermini range alongside the current Fabia 3 flagship. Costing from £10,660, the Sport represents excellent value for money coupled with a more aggressive, purposeful look.
Skoda Auto is going to stage a world premiere of the new Fabia Combi at the 2007 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA 2007). After the five-door hatchback presented at the Geneva Motor Show this spring, the Fabia portfolio is now being extended with a versatile estate version.
Question: what’s blue and red on the outside, black on the inside and excellent value for money? Answer: the stunning new Škoda Fabia vRS Special Edition.
To celebrate the fourth and final year of one of the UK’s best-loved diesel pocket rockets, Skoda has produced 1,000 Special Edition vRS’ featuring individually numbered black leather seats, sporty red callipers and Race Blue metallic paint – the only colour available and the first time it’s been offered on Fabia.
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The new Skoda Fabia is characterized by all of the core values, which have made more than 1.5 million customers buy the first generation – and this has been further developed even further by Skoda. In its class, the Fabia is the vehicle with the largest knee and headroom in the rear. The occupants in the front traditionally enjoy a great deal of space.
As many vehicles follow a sterile pattern of suppressed performance, soft riding and handling. Skoda introduce a genuine ’sport’ handling vehicle that comes free of under-bonnet clutter. The Fab little Fabia RS not only looks damn trick from the outside, but once you get those wheels turning, a new kind of sensation will flow though through your veins.
First shown at the 2000 Paris Auto Show, the Skoda Fabia Combi boasts 63% more carrying space than its hatchback sister (it has a potential boot capacity of 1,225l) while offering the same level of handling. This estate has a wide range of engines and is available in three trim levels - Classic, Comfort and Elegance. Power steering, driver’s airbag and engine immobiliser are standard on all models.
The best reference when making a decision on whether to buy or not to buy a Fabia is the enumeration of domestic and international awards - Car of the Year 2000 in the UK, Austria, Poland, Croatia and in Slovakia, Car of the Year 2001 in Denmark, winner of the Czech national survey Auto 1, Golden steering wheel award from the German weekly Bild am Sonntag and prestigious award Car of the Year from the British magazine Auto Express.